"I think China can do a lot more, yes, China can", Trump replied. He also said that he hopes the U.S. will never have to use its nuclear weapons.
During his Thursday press conference in Bedminster, New Jersey, US President Donald Trump expressed his desire to "de-nuke" the world, calling nuclear weapons the greatest threat to humanity.
China's ambassador to the United Nations, Liu Jieyi, said in July the United States and North Korea were the principal parties to peace and stability in the Korean peninsula, not China, CNN reported. "Nobody, including North Korea, will be threatening us with anything".
Starting on Wednesday night, the Republican president retweeted a series of Twitter posts related to his Democratic predecessor, starting with one by John Bolton, a former USA ambassador to the United Nations and Fox News contributor, who said the United States is at risk because of Obama. "Until such a time as they do, we will be the most powerful nuclear nation on Earth by far".
In contrast, Trump's national security adviser, H. R. McMaster, said last week that if North Korea "had nuclear weapons that can threaten the United States, it's intolerable from the president's perspective". "Let's never forget that", Bolton said in the tweet that Trump retweeted. "That modernization has been going on for quite some time", Winnefeld said, referring to the modernization efforts initiated by the Obama administration.More news: Next aim victory in Gujarat assembly polls: Ahmed Patel
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"The DPRK must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons", he explained in an official statement.
In March 2016, Trump said that the "biggest problem, to me, in the world, is nuclear, and proliferation".
Rice said North Korea always reacts to outside pressure "with vitriol", and warned Trump not to respond to Kim's heated rhetoric in kind. "We also have very capable regional missile defense capabilities and the THAAD missile system which we've installed in South Korea and Guam", Winnefeld said. North Korea has a long history of defying resolutions meant to contain the country's arms development.
"It is a very big concern and I think that is why the entire worldwide community needs to make a very strong statement to North Korea that not only will you not use these weapons, you will not proliferate them either or there will be very serious consequences", he said.